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Covid-19 cases in the United States reach record levels

the average number of daily cases of Covid-19 in the United States reached a record of 258,312 in the last seven days, a Reuters Wednesday’s tally showed U.S. officials were weighing the impact of the most transmissible Omicron variant. The previous peak of the seven-day moving average was 250 141 registered on January 8, 2021.

Director of the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Rochelle Walensky, in a series of televised interviews, said she was monitoring the country’s caseload and its potential impact on healthcare providers.

Although there was data from other countries that showed fewer illnesses with Omicron, it was too early to say what the impact might be on the whole of the United States, especially in view of its uneven vaccination rates, Walensky said MSNBC. “We can have a lot, a lot more cases and so we can still see a lot of serious illness in hospitals very well. What I’m focusing on now is making sure we can get through this Omicron surge. , that we do it with a minimum number of hospitalizations and serious illnesses. We are seeing and expecting even more cases of this Omicron variant “.

States with the highest number of daily infections on Tuesday inclusive New York, which reported up to 40,780 cases, and California, which brought in more than 30,000. Texas reported over 17,000 cases and Ohio over 15,000. Omicron variant was estimated to catch up 58.6% of coronavirus variants circulating in the United States through Dec. 25, according to CDC data Tuesday.